With the U.S. tax season in our rear-view mirrors, Punny Poll #19 draws to a close and reveals some startling facts about Punny Money’s readers: nearly a quarter of you are tax cheats! About 3 in 20 of you indicated that you’ve skimmed a few dollars on your tax returns. That’s not so bad… until you consider that 15% of 200-some million taxpaying Americans cheating on their taxes for just $20 each is around $600 million (roughly equivalent to 12 seconds of Iraq war funding).
Seven percent of respondents also claimed to have cheated the IRS out of $2 million or more. I’ve already sent your IP addresses in for my reward, so please handcuff yourselves and wait for the FBI to arrive. (Hahaha, just kidding about the IP addresses. But if you’re a hot girl, please remain handcuffed until I get there.)
The results of the previous Punny Poll lead directly to the next poll question. It seems that more than a few of you don’t mind lying and cheating if it means saving some bucks at tax time. But how far would you be willing to go if the reward were much higher?